Apple’s new Magic Keyboard with Touch ID. [credit:
Apple is in a slow period between major product launches, but Tuesday marked the launch of a few peripherals and add-ons that might be of interest to certain Mac users. The products include a Touch ID-equipped Magic Keyboard (previously only packaged with the 24-inch iMac) and three new graphics card modules for the Mac Pro desktop.
You’ll also find updated versions of the Magic Mouse ($79) and Magic Trackpad ($129) at Apple’s store, but these are not dramatically different. For example, the Magic Trackpad simply has a subtly different shape to better match the more significantly changed Magic Keyboard. Each of the updated accessories comes with a USB-C-to-Lightning cable for charging.
The keyboard has a completely new shape and added features, including a Touch ID fingerprint reader. Touch ID is a biometric authentication feature previously seen only in Apple’s laptops and mobile devices.